Summary

National, non-profit organization seeks a top-level development professional. Reporting to the Senior Director of Corporate Alliances, the Corporate Philanthropy Officer will manage the engagement of corporate supporters with an annual revenue range goal of $2.5-$5 million. This position is responsible for strategically planning and supporting organizational fundraising efforts with current partners and leading exploration of new partnerships. This position works both independently as well as with a team. This position focuses on gaining new, retaining, and acquiring partners to financially support the Epilepsy Foundation, while developing strong relationships that result in long-term partnerships.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, highly-organized, and detailed oriented with excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer relations skills. This individual should have a strong ability to work as part of a team, be ambitious, goal-oriented, and creative, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. This individual should possess a talent for building strong and productive relationships across all organizational areas and has a genuine desire to pursue strategic fundraising as a career.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the full cycle of partnership relationships for the overall organization and senior leadership
  • Identify new prospects and conduct research to determine interest and strategic alignment
  • Manage current partnerships through timely correspondence, acknowledgment of gifts, and developing strong relationships
  • Think creatively and strategically
  • Develop and maintain new avenues for partnership communications
  • Coordinate meetings, regular communication, and track action items
  • Develop, review and refine proposals to achieve optimum alignment of Foundation needs and funding opportunities with corporate organizations.
  • Prepare regular reports and maintains regular communication with corporate partners
  • Manage the progress of corporate supported initiatives to facilitate the successful delivery of projects
  • Maintain accuracy of properly tracking action items and current database for corporate constituents
  • Develop and track corporate budget performance
  • Acquire and maintain a sound understanding of the Foundation's associated programs, campaigns, events and fundraising/marketing themes, and priorities
  • Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned

Requirements, Education & Experience

  • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically, proactively, and creatively
  • Proposal or grant writing experience
  • Extensive knowledge of key contacts and trends in the industry, preferably in voluntary health agencies or major nonprofit networks
  • Solid organizational skills: the ability to work productively in a fast-paced, detail-oriented, flexible, and collaborative environment; and the ability to manage a multi-faceted workload
  • Excellent computer skills: in-depth knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and email and internet software; experience and understanding of fundraising software is a plus (Raiser's Edge, Convio, iMIS, Fontiva)
  • Strong customer service skills are essential
  • Five or more years of non-profit fundraising experience and non-profit management preferred

Required Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Client Focus — Provides service excellence to and maintains internal and external clients.
  • Creativity and Innovative Thinking — Generates viable, new approaches and solutions to all types of workplace challenges.
  • Teamwork — Acts as an effective, contributing team member and works collaboratively with various teams; is accessible to staff and volunteers; provides regular performance feedback; and develops skills and encourages growth in others.
  • Fostering Communication — Listens and communicates openly, honestly, and respectfully with different audiences, promoting dialogue and building consensus.
  • Initiative – Does more than required or expected; does things that no one has requested that will improve or enhance products and services, avoid problems, or develop entrepreneurial opportunities; plans for upcoming problems or opportunities and takes appropriate action.
  • Adaptability — Adapts to working effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Planning and Organizing — Reaches goals that are central to organizational success by making and following plans and allocating resources effectively.
  • Judgment — Displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment, and makes timely decisions.
  • Analytical Thinking — Analyzes and synthesizes information to understand issues and identifies options and support sound decision making.
  • Information Gathering and Processing — Locates and collects data from appropriate sources and analyzes it to prepare meaningful and concise reports that summarize the information.

Special or Particular Requirements

  • Attends staff meetings, as required
  • Performs other duties, as assigned
  • Travel expected

 

 

Disclaimer: This document describes the position currently available. It is not an employment contract. It is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements, or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, Epilepsy Foundation reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time, as determined by the needs of the organization.